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Chipola Presents Hairspray

MARIANNA - The Chipola College Theatre musical "Hairspray" opens Wednesday, March 13.

Tickets are available online at www.chipola.edu and in the Center for the Arts Box Office March 13-16, from 6 to 7 p.m., and March 17, from 1 to 2 p.m.
Cast members are: Odra Chapman as Tracy Turnblad, Trey McKay as Corny Collins, Kayla Todd as Amber Von Tussle, Aaron Black as Brad Dancer, Gracie Wallace as Tammy Dancer, Austin Pettis as Fender Dancer, Piper Williams as Brenda Dancer, Terrence Shanks as Sketch Dancer, Cayce Griffin as Shelley Dancer, Tyler Landry as IQ Dancer, Shayli Tharp as Lou Ann Dancer, Colton Day as Link Larkin, Meredith Moreau as Prudy Pingleton, Charles Sirmon as Edna Turnblad, Meredith Saunders as Penny Pingleton, Meghan Basford as Velma Von Tussle, Chris Manasco as Wilbur Turnblad, Nick Melvin as Seaweed J. Stubbs, Orlando Riley as Duane, Clyde Declonet as Gilbert, Brienne Beechum as Lorraine, Matt West as Mr. Pinky, Evie Saliba as Little Inez, Courtney Bass as Gym teacher, Rachel West as Matron, Brittney Holmes as Motormouth Maybelle Seaweed's mother and Nadine Long as Guard. The Dynamites Female singing trio in "Welcome to the 60's" includes Patrea Clark, Adajah Swilley and Melanie Henderson.

Citizens of Baltimore include: Elyn Sapp, Julie Wells, Amberly Corbin, Amber Saye, Kiara Sampson, Aiden Rollis, Grace Wester, Olivia Wester, Faith Long, Deanna Bailey, Shelby Jainer, Rhonda Stone, Maddie Craven, Tanaish Tookes, Felicia Gibson and Rolli Barteles.

"Hairspray", written by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, with music by Marc Shaiman and Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman, is the winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical.

For more information contact Charles Sirmon, Director of Theatre 850-718-2277.

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State JUCO Tourney Brings Thousands to Marianna

The top sixteen community college basketball teams in Florida began arriving in Marianna Tuesday for the Florida Junior College Men's and Women's State Basketball Tournament set for March 6-9 in Chipola College's Milton H. Johnson Health Center.

Some 400 basketball players along with coaches, cheerleaders and fans will fill nearly 200 hotel rooms during the tourney. Teams began practice Tuesday in the Johnson Center and in local high school gyms. Each team is assisted a local host family to help with any need that may arise during the tournament.

Numerous Division I College coaches and recruiters also are expected to scout the talent in the competition. Tournament officials estimate that more than $250,000 will flow into the area during the tournament from food, lodging, recreation and incidental expenses.

The women's tournament tips off Wednesday, March 6, at 1 p.m. as St. Petersburg takes on Hillsborough. At 3 p.m., Gulf Coast takes on Santa Fe. Chipola takes on Florida State College at Jacksonville in the 6 p.m. game. Palm Beach and Northwest Florida meet in the 8 p.m. nightcap on Wednesday.

Men's action begins Thursday, March 7, at 1 p.m., as College of Central Florida takes on State College of Florida. At 3 p.m., Northwest Florida meets Palm Beach. The 6 p.m. game features Polk and Chipola. Brevard and Santa Fe play in the 8 p.m. nightcap on Thursday.

Men's and women's semi-finals are set for Friday, March 8, with women's games at 1 and 6 p.m. and men's contests at 3 and 8 p.m. The State Championship title games are set for Saturday, March 9, with the women at 5 p.m., and the men at 7:30 p.m.
Waste Management is official host sponsor for the event. The Jackson County Tourist Development Council awarded a grant to help fund the tournament. The Florida Lottery, First Commerce Credit Union and the Jackson County Teachers Credit Union are also major sponsors of the event.

Tournament passes—$25 for adults and $15 for students—will get fans into all 14 exciting tournament games. Single session tickets—two games—are $10 each.

For ticket information, call 718-2220, or visit the official tourney web site at: www.chipola.edu

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State JUCO Basketball Tournament Begins March 6 at Chipola

The top 16 community college basketball teams in Florida will begin arriving in Marianna Tuesday for the Florida Junior College Men's and Women's State Basketball Tournament set for March 6-9 in Chipola College's Milton H. Johnson Health Center.
Some 400 basketball players along with coaches, cheerleaders and fans will fill nearly 200 hotel rooms during the tourney. Teams will begin practice Tuesday in the Johnson Center and in local high school gyms. Each team is assigned a local host family to help with any need that may arise during the tournament.

Numerous Division I College coaches and recruiters also are expected to scout the talent in the competition. Tournament officials estimate that more than $250,000 will flow into the area during the tournament from food, lodging, recreation and incidental expenses.

The women's tournament tips off Wednesday, March 6, with games at 1, 3, 6 and 8 p.m. Men's action begins Thursday, March 7, with games at 1, 3, 6 and 8 p.m. 

Men's and women's semi-finals are set for Friday, March 8, with women's games at 1 and 6 p.m. and men's contests at 3 and 8 p.m. The State Championship title games are set for Saturday, March 9, with the women at 5 p.m., and the men at 7:30 p.m.

Waste Management is official host sponsor for the event. The Jackson County Tourist Development Council awarded a grant to help fund the tournament. The Florida Lottery, First Commerce Credit Union and the Jackson County Teachers Credit Union are also major sponsors of the event.

Tournament passes $25 for adults and $15 for students will get fans into all 14 exciting tournament games. Single session tickets - two games - are $10 each.

For ticket information, call 718-2220, or visit the official tourney web site at: www.chipola.edu

In Picture:  Several local sports fans have volunteered to serve as team hosts for the 16 teams which will be in town, March 6-9, for the State Junior College Basketball Tournament at Chipola College. Pictured from left, are: (front) Janet Wise, Eulice Bryant, Merle Houston, Caretha Everett, Vickie Curry, Natalie Hardy (back) JoAnn Everett, Jay Mitchell, Dr. Willie Spires, Dean McCoury, Ralph Harrison, Leroy Boone, John Ellerbee and Coyle Mayo.
Not pictured are Tracy Dudley and Patrick Bryan.

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